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pumpkin better than… trifle

This cake is amazing. So amazing, we need to compare it to something equally amazing. My parents didn’t like us saying the “S” word… so my mom calls it “Better than Robert Redford” cake or “Better than Brad Pitt” cake… I think I would probably call it the “Better than Ryan Gosling” cake. I think that

19 Nov 2012

greek yogurt ranch dip

Did I ever mention that I’m not a huge fan of vegetables? I’ve definitely learned to love them more as I’ve gotten older, but I still don’t just get excited about them. Unless they’re drenched in something like cheese, butter, or ranch dressing. So, today, I tried out a new snack. Instead of pulling out

06 Nov 2012

3-ingredient pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

Who doesn’t LOVE pumpkin chocolate chip cookies? I know I’m not that person. Really, I love pumpkin ANYthing… but there’s something about the delicious combo of semisweet chocolate and gooey pumpkin that I simply can’t resist. I wanted to make some the other day, and realized I didn’t have flour. Bummer. But, I had cake

02 Nov 2012

roasted garlic & lemon broccoli

So, I’ve never been a big vegetable eater. I know I’m supposed to eat them, so I do, but I have a hard time enjoying them. I’ve really never been a broccoli fan. Until now. I found this recipe at The Amateur Gourmet, and it is AAA-MAZ-ING. I’ve also seen it called “The Best Broccoli

30 Oct 2012

quinoa shrimp salad

I enjoyed the last quinoa dish (Quinoa Burrito Bowls) so much, that I just had to try another one. This one is somewhat similar to the last, but it definitely has a different kick. Nothin’ like healthy food that actually tastes good!   5 from 1 reviews quinoa shrimp salad   Save Print Cook time

25 Oct 2012

easy peasy peach cobbler

Growing up, whenever my mom would ask us what we wanted for dessert, the answer was always, always, peach cobbler. We didn’t waste time on apple crisp or brownies. I was pretty sure my mom put crack in it, until I started making it myself. There’s no crack… but this stuff is pretty dang good. And it’s easy.

15 Oct 2012

royal rice krispie treats

I know what you’re thinking. Really? A recipe for rice krispie treats? Can’t you just read that off the back of the cereal box? Well, my friend, you can do that – if you are willing to live a life of mediocrity. However, if you want life-changing, habit-forming, waistline-expanding deliciousness… you may just have to try

10 Oct 2012
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quinoa burrito bowls

So… I’ve been hearing all this hype about “quinoa.” After finally learning how to say it (keen-wah), I decided I better get on this bandwagon and learn to cook it. I went to buy some at Wal-Mart, and the cashier was asking me all these questions about it. I felt like kind of like an

04 Oct 2012

white chicken alfredo lasagna

Here’s the story: I love lasagna. I love white sauce. I love chicken… I love spinach. So, pretty much, this lasagna is the perfect combination. I combined a few different recipes in search of the perfect recipe… and I think it turned out pretty fantastic. The secret to this recipe is to be especially liberal

30 Sep 2012

parmesan knots

These little knots were super easy to make and super delicious. There’s not much more I need in a recipe. You may want to double this batch, because, simply put, you’re gonna want more. Parmesan Knots 1 tube (12 oz.) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits 1/4 c. olive oil 3 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese 1 tsp. garlic powder

21 Sep 2012
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